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Dana White on Josh Barnett in the UFC: 'It's up to him'

Dana White remains very open to Josh Barnett returning to the UFC, but ultimately says the decision is up to Josh.

Yesterday, after the UFC on Fuel TV 7 press conference, Dana White participated in his usual "media scrum" answering various questions from the media. While the video above has the audio of the entire 30+ minute discussion, one of the most interesting points in the conversation was when Josh Barnett's name came up.

Here's what Dana had to say about Barnett and the possibility of him fighting in the UFC:

"It's up to him," he said. "He's a big boy. He's been around a long time. He kind of flies by the seat of his pants, anyway. I mean, even after he won the [UFC] title, imagine if Josh Barnett stayed in the UFC his whole career, what he could have accomplished, the money he could have made, and all the things that could have happened. But he's his own guy, he wants to do his own thing. I got no problem with that."


"I know there's an offer on the table for him," White said. "If he wants to take it, it's been offered. And if not, he's always been his own guy, anyway."

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